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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 15. Tweaking the Windows XP Interface

A Road Map to the Windows XP User Interface 442

"Making it Easy to Start Your Favorite Programs" 443

Making It Easy to Open Your Favorite Documents 462

Managing Desktop Clutter 468

Changing Colors, Fonts, and Visual Effects 481

Customizing the Taskbar 491

Removing Unneeded Icons from the Notification Area 494

Streamlining Control Panel 495

Customizing Windows XP with Tweak UI 501

In the development of Microsoft Windows XP, the user interface—everything that connects you, the user, to the computer—underwent its first major overhaul since the introduction of Windows 95. The basic elements remain in place, and most of the tips and techniques you used in earlier versions of Windows work equally well in the bold ...

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